We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Vintage Block Inn & Suites

Certificate of Excellence
May 7 May 8
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Vintage Block Inn & Suites
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
There are newer reviews for Vintage Block Inn & Suites
See the most recent reviews
Showing 221: English reviews
West Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Spent a few days in Okoboji with two boys 6 and 9, and stayed at this Motel. All in all it is a great place to stay. Clean, very nice outdoor pool, decent breakfast and very nice staff. Had a fire pit for all to enjoy and treated the boys extremely well, giving them sparklers and a package to turn...

1Thank jsr2657
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We had such a fun time at The Vintage Inn. We were on a family road trip and were passing through Lake Okoboji. They had great games for kids and the carriage bikes were a huge hit. The staff could not have been more accommodating and sweet. We plan to stay here again!

Thank Lee M
New Jersey
Reviewed 27 July 2016

My family and I stayed here over the weekend for a family wedding. We loved the location (we were able to walk to many places in Okoboji for coffee, lunch, dinner, bars). My kids loved the options available in the middle of the motel (pool, surrey bikes, games, we had fire pits at night), and having that middle area was...

1Thank slynnm214
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Eight of us stayed at the Vintage Block for a Bachelorette Weekend. When we pulled up, I was surprised to see a renovated motel (I guess I didn't know what to expect), but it had all of the amenities we needed. Clean rooms, ample space, friendly and helpful staff, perfect location. It was fun to take out the surrey bike,...

Thank E L
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The pictures of the rooms on the website and brochures look so impressive! What we actually found was an old motel that had been remodeled using cheap and uncomfortable decor. The whole concept had such potential, but the result fell short. The bed was overly soft and lumpy, the desk and chair were so cheap that we were afraid to...

1Thank Foodandwineguy
Misty K, Owner at Vintage Block Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Food and Wine Guy, Thank you for your response on Vintage Block. We feel that we represent ourselves by posting the pictures of the rooms a long with the rates under the Rooms and Rates page on our website. We proudly state we refurbished our rooms with Okoboji dock wood as we were going for a relaxed, Okoboji stay. We...

Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

On a road trip and needed a last minute spot to sleep and recharge. This was even more than we hoped for! Clean rooms, extra friendly and helpful staff, great breakfast (yogurt, fruit, waffle machine, various breads, etc), boardgames to borrow from the main office, and your own checkers board painted on the cafe tables outside each room. We walked...

Thank norsknisse
Plainfield, Iowa
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

After pulling up looking for a quaint small hotel in the area I was absolutely floored realizing it was a hotel I stayed at 25 years earlier with high school chorus trip. Absolutely loved the cozy feel as we got there! We stretched legs played some bags and relaxed in the room. I would rather spend my money on a...

Thank mommajenison
Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I had business in and around the Okoboji area. I found this quaint motel by luck. The staff is the best! Extremely welcoming, helpful and accommodating. Rooms are cozy, clean and up to date. My room was upgraded for free. I would recommend Vintage Block to anyone staying in the area. I will be back with my family!!

1Thank lisa v
Misty K, Owner at Vintage Block Inn & Suites, responded to this review

OHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! DO we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your darling review! We love that you love our laidback little jewel that we have worked so hard to bring back to life. Our team is an amazing crew full of hard work and personality!! Thank you for your recommendation and for your future business!! We can't wait to have you stay with us...

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This "hotel" is actually a motel. Far more shabby than chic. When two people were on the bed there was a mountain in between us from the crappy bed. I was charged $380 for NOT staying at this hotel. These people are crooks. Do NOT stay here!

Thank AnnieMyers
Misty K, Owner at Vintage Block Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Oh goodness! It does not sound like you enjoyed your stay at all. Please accept my sincerest apologies. Your review says you did not stay, however, you did not like the beds at all. All of our King beds are brand new and measure a 14" plus mattress with a pillow top. Our policies for renting our rooms are very...

Reviewed 11 July 2016

Great stay for our fam of 4. Continental breakfast was great for budgeting. FREE wood for the open fire pits was a great add. The surry bikes were also fun during non-lake time. Super friendly staff!!

Thank Lisa S

67 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (59)
Room/Suite (4)
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Other (46)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (8)
Room/Suite (4)
Other (4)
May 7 May 8
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Okoboji
0.7 km away
Okoboji Commons Hotel
Okoboji Commons Hotel
#3 of 6 in Okoboji
31 reviews
1.5 km away
Inn at Okoboji
Inn at Okoboji
#6 of 6 in Okoboji
109 reviews
3.6 km away
Boulders Inn & Suites
Boulders Inn & Suites
#1 of 2 in Milford
87 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.6 km away
Ramada Spirit Lake/Okoboji
Ramada Spirit Lake/Okoboji
#1 of 5 in Spirit Lake
202 reviews
0.8 km away
AmericInn Lodge & Suites Okoboji
0.7 km away
Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We would be delighted to welcome you to Vintage Block Inn & Suites, an Uncommon Discovery full of Hip Vintage Style and Vibe. We are located a half block from the East Lake boat access and 3 blocks from the bridge that separates our beautiful lakes! We offer a unique stay with a warm breakfast, great customer service, outdoor swimming pool, fire pits, grills and rooms that sleep up to 9 people! Beautiful Luxury Pop Rocks Suite that will surpass any expectations! 34 Rooms with kitchenettes and all rooms have a refrigerator and microwave! Book at the hippest place in Okoboji! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vintage Block Inn & Suites

Address: 1107 Sanborn Avenue, Okoboji, IA 51355 (Formerly Abe's of Okoboji)
Region: United States > Iowa > Okoboji
Price Range: $150 - $470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vintage Block Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Travelocity, Expedia, Priceline and HotelQuickly so you can book your Vintage Block Inn & Suites reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Vintage Block Inn & Suites staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Lindsay, Nebraska
8 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Vintage Block Inn & Suites staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“They have all size rooms; can accommodate for family reunions, sister weekends, or just a couple.”
JosieMB007, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a room with a king size bed and it was perfect for us.”
Sengre, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“there are bigger rooms with multiple beds and bunk beds for larger groups.”
Guptnand, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you'd like a quieter experience, you may want to get a room farther away from the pool and gazebo at the front of the complex.”
mccambjd, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms were convenient to the facility”
jsr2657, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
No availability for your dates from these sites
* /night
View Deal
View all 8 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates